Coronavirus

Coverage of COVID-19 and its impact on pensions and investments

Bank of Canada scaling back financial market support programs

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As financial market conditions improve, the Bank of Canada is scaling back some measures it introduced in the immediate aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak to support the ...

The challenges of the outsourced chief investment officer model

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Over the last 20 years, managing a pension plan has looked a little like riding a roller coaster — with the 2001 technology bubble, 2008/09 ...

What do historically low interest rates mean for DB pension de-risking?

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When the coronavirus pandemic hit, many organizations were focused on getting through the short term. But defined benefit plan sponsors are starting to take another ...

Despite market uncertainty, Canada maintains No. 9 position in global retirement rankings

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Canada’s retirement income system scored ninth place for the second year in a row, securing a “B” rating despite uncertainty in the markets, according to a ...

Companies have modest hiring plans, low wage growth expectations, Bank of Canada says

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Canadian workers and companies expect wage growth to stay low over the coming year over heightened uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic, the Bank of Canada says in ...

Europe’s central banker: Recovery risks losing momentum

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The head of the European Central Bank says the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic “risks losing momentum” due to a second wave of infections ...

Pension plan sponsors advised to stress test as regulators shift focus to second wave

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With federal and provincial regulators introducing relief measures this year to support pension plans amid the financial upheaval resulting from the coronavirus crisis, the Financial Services Regulatory ...

Benefits of integrating ESG include long-term alpha, minimized risk: survey

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As Canadian institutional investors increasingly integrate environmental, social and governance factors into their portfolios, the majority (97.5 per cent) said they believe these portfolios are ...

A path forward for institutional investors amid market headwinds 

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The impact of powerful trends, including aging populations and growing debt levels in the world’s largest economies, has been somewhat mitigated in recent years by ...

Path to economic recovery filled with risks that need to be managed, Macklem says

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The governor of the Bank of Canada said managing the risks from the pandemic is more critical than ever and it is key to a ...

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